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Re: open issue of *OWN/*GRP variables and installation to DESTDIR

On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 02:17:42AM +0100, Roland Illig wrote:
> I asked myself the same question: Most packages can install their 
> executables with permission 555 and their data files with 444, so it 
> doesn't matter at all whom they belong to. I would even go as far as 
> leaving out the owner/group information from the binary package, except for 
> some special files like setuid/setgid binaries.

You can't just leave them out -- tar requires them one way or the other


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